Afghan official says leading figure in breakaway Taliban faction has been killed in battle

November 12, 2015 12:00 PM

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KANDAHAR, Afghanistan – An Afghan police official says a senior figure of a breakaway Taliban faction has been killed in battle between rival insurgent groups in southeastern Afghanistan.

Gulam Jelani Farahi, deputy police chief of Zabul province, said Thursday that Mullah Mansoor Dadullah was lured into a trap and killed by members of the main Taliban group in the province's Khakar-e-Afghan district.

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